Exercise Physiology

Exercise Science Major
Applied/Pre-Athletic Training Concentration: Exercise Physiology

As an exercise science major at Truman, you can choose the applied/pre-athletic training concentration to prepare for graduate school or an entry-level position in clinical exercise physiology.

Challenging Curriculum

When you select the applied/pre-athletic training concentration, you develop an extensive knowledge of the body under the adaptive stress of exercise including the study of body composition, energy metabolism, cardiovascular function, muscular strength and development, neuromuscular integration, and thermal regulation.


At Truman, an emphasis is placed on development of a research-based approach to investigating physiological phenomena. Students who wish to enter clinical exercise physiology have the option to specialize their exercise physiology studies with advanced studies in biomechanics, cardiac pathophysiology, pharmacology, and behavior modification.